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Friday, July 29, 2011

D1 Trains More than 60 NFL Athletes During Lockout

During the lockout this offseason, D1 was fortunate to train more than 60 NFL athletes. Check out a complete list of athletes who trained at D1 go to www.Facebook.com/D1Sports. Some of the athletes included A.J. Hawk, Leon Hall, Michael Griffin, Earl Bennett, DeMeco Ryans, Keith Bulluck, Jordan Shipley, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Peyton Manning, Lance Moore, Tim Tebow, Donovan McNabb, Steve Smith, Kevin Williams, Jerraud Powers and D.J. Williams.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Seven-year-old D1 Chatt Athlete Wins World Series

Congrats to D1 Chattanooga athlete Carson Yates. Carson's team, Fury 8, won the Grande Slam Sports World Series in Panama City, Florida. The Fury beat, Canes Baseball out of Irving, Texas to take the World Series Title. Carson hit .696 for the tournament & hit .659 for the season. At 7-years-old and the youngest player on the team, Carson was 2nd on the team in all offensive categories. Great job Carson!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

D1 Little Rock Athlete Wins Wrestling Tourney

D1 Little Rock athlete, Jackson Marchant won his first national wrestling tournament last week. Jackson, 13, has been training with D1 for the past six months to increase his strength. First, he began working with coach Michael Butler and now with working with coach Ben Faires. Michael was able to to get Jackson in top shape so Ben can now “fine tune” him. Ben can be very creative with the workouts! This keeps Jackson interested and motivated!

Jackson started wrestling when he was 9 years old. Greg Hatcher first introduced him to the sport and Pat Smith has become his wrestling coach. The Midwest Army National Tournament is a summer tournament held each year in Bloomington, IL. This year Jackson weighed in at 93lbs. There were 12 wrestlers in his bracket. After winning three matches, he was wrestling in the finals for first place. Three overtimes later, he became the Champion!

A combination of D1’s Strength training and Pat Smith’s wrestling techniques are what has allowed Jackson to become the athlete he is today.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Congrats to Undrafted Free Agents Signing in the NFL

Below is a list of D1 athletes who just signed with NFL teams as undrafted free agents! Good luck in Training Camp!

Kyle Adams, TE, Purdue - Chicago Bears
Brandon Bair, DL, Oregon - Kansas City Chiefs
Damien Berry, RB, Miami (FL) - Baltimore Ravens
Jerrod Johnson, QB, Texas A&M - Philadelphia Eagles
Brian Lainhart, S, Kent State - Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Lefeged, S, Rutgers - Indianapolis Colts
Cobrani Mixon, LB, Kent State - Detroit Lions
Nick Reveiz, LB, Tennessee - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Cedric Thornton, DL, Southern Arkansas - Philadelphia Eagles
Julian Posey, CB, Ohio University - New York Jets
Chris Harr, OL, UT-Chattanooga - Kansas City Chiefs
Aaron Feld, LS, Mississippi State - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Kevin Gidrey, FB, South Florida - Washington Redskins
Bryan Hall, DL, Arkansas St. - Baltimore Ravens
Eddie Vallery, LB, Wittenberg - Pittsburgh Steelers

Monday, July 25, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Averitt Express/D1 Corporate Wellness Holds 4th Annual 5k

Averitt/D1 Corporate Wellness Center just held their 4th Annual 5k Race. The race was held on the Averitt Corporate Campus which is located in Cookeville, Tennessee. There were 124 participants that ran or walked the 5k race. This is double from the previous year. The ages ranged from 6 to 76 and were divided by age and sex. The overall male was Logan Denson age 14 with a time of 22:16 and the overall female was Theresa Grinder age 45 with age of 24:08. Congratulations to our overall male and female for the fastest time and thank you for all that people that participated. We hope to make it bigger and better every year.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

STACK Features Eric Berry Camp at D1 Knoxville

Check out this exclusive interview with Eric Berry and STACK from the First Annual Iron Sharpens Iron Defensive Skills Camp at D1 Knoxville. CLICK HERE to read more.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Kenneth Darby Trains at D1 Huntsville

Kenneth Darby, former Alabama star and St. Louis Rams running back, is taking time to sharpen his skills by using his "time off" to train at D1 Huntsville as he prepares for the decision regarding the NFL lockout. CLICK HERE to read the story.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Check Out D1 at the Manning Passing Academy

CLICK HERE to check out tons of photos of D1 Sports representing at the Manning Passing Academy.

Staying Cool at D1 Knoxville During the Heat

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Full Contact Fridays with Coach C.J.

D1 Chattanooga coach, Chris Johnson, has begun what we like to call “Full Contact Fridays”. Every Friday afternoon for the next several weeks, CJ will be coaching athletes ages 8 to 12 in form tackling drills in full pads. The goal of “Full Contact Fridays” is to instruct and prepare young football players for the upcoming season. CJ was a standout linebacker for the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Nick Reveiz Makes Future Plans


Former Tennessee Linebacker puts his dream on hold while he plans for a future professional career as he waits to hear breaking news about the current NFL lockout. As he continues to train, Reveiz, who normally plays at the linebacker position is perfecting his skills at other positions to make himself a more attractive free agent, while also dedicating his time to serving the Knoxville community. CLICK HERE to read more.

Manning Passing Academy 2011 Has Begun

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Golf Channel's Big Break Features D1 Training

Check out this cool feature on Golf Channel's Indian Wells Big Break of Robbie "Shank" Biershenk training at D1 Greenville. Funny piece! Look for the D1 training midway through. CLICK HERE to watch it. Congrats to Robbie on working hard!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Gerald Riggs Jr. Training for Second Chance in CFL

Big Verbal Commitments for Vanderbilt at D1

CLICK HERE to see video on the big verbal commitments for Vanderbilt at D1.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Three Top High School Athletes Choose Vanderbilt


Three top High School Athletes verbally announce their decisions of committing to Vanderbilt University this afternoon at D1 Nashville. The trio believes James Franklin, the new Commodores Coach, has plans on building a new, strong foundation beginning with these players. We wish the best to Corey Batey, Brian Kimbrow and Caleb Azubike! CLICK HERE for more information.